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Suspect in S China bus explosion detained

English.news.cn   2014-07-16 14:26:51

GUANGZHOU, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Police in south China's Guangzhou have detained a suspect involved in a bus explosion that killed two and left 32 injured, local police said on Wednesday.

The suspect, surnamed Ou from central China's Hunan Province, was caught on Wednesday morning. The 25-year-old man has confessed to the violent act and is currently in police custody, according to the municipal public security bureau.

Two people died and 32 were hospitalized with injuries after a bus explosion in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, on Tuesday evening.

Most of the victims suffered burn-related injuries and were being treated at three hospitals in downtown Guangzhou, a spokesman with the municipal public security bureau said.

Of the eight critical cases under intensive care, four suffered burns exceeding 80 percent of the body surface, he said. "Doctors say it might take two to four weeks for the severest cases to be out of danger."

Police received reports of the explosion at 7:46 p.m., and the flames were put out at 8:03 p.m., he said.

The site of the explosion was Guangzhou Avenue, a pivotal road linking the northern and southern parts of the city.

On July 5, a 34-year-old man was suspected of setting fire to a bus packed with tourists in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province, injuring 32 people.

Editor: Yang Yi
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